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To improve your golf game, it’s vital that you take golf lessons. Golf is a sport that is almost impossible to learn without some sort of guidance. Luckily, there are golf experts around the country whose job it is to teach golf. By taking golf lessons, you can drastically improve your game in a relatively short amount of time. Taking golf lessons can be an expensive, time-consuming effort. And like any good or service that will cost money and require time, you should be careful before you buy.  Golf can be a really costly game to play and it is reasonable to assume that you have invested a fair amount of money in your equipment – golf clubs, golf bag, golf balls, golf clothing, golf cart etc; – therefore doesn’t it make common sense for you to learn how to use them to their advantage and improve your skills and capabilities?

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The CourseA challenging 9 hole layout that was established in 1976. It is a par 72, (S.S.S. 71) 6474 yard course which will suit all categories of golfer. Tee times can be reserved up to seven days in advance, but please note that golfers must be dressed appropriately – i.e. no trainers, jeans or Tee shirts or brief shorts.

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Dave Pelz’s Putting Bible – golf’s least understood skill.

Extract from the book:

To get the feel for lagging long putts close try our “Lag-Putt Drill ” which establishes three reference-distance putts – 40 50 and 60 feet – that you practice again and again. Every time you do this drill putt from different angles and slopes but always from 40 50 and 60 feet to a hole. You’ll find that once you begin to build confidence from these three distances (this will likely take repeating the drill on 10 different occasions) other long distances will become easier too.

Start by walking off your three distances and marking them with tees. putt three balls from 40 feet followed by three from 60 and three from 50. Do this cycle twice more then end with three putts from 50 feet that stop within your huge six-foot imaginary hole around the real hole (which means all three remaining putts are shorter than three feet). You haven’t completed the drill until you get the last three in a row to finish in the six-foot circle.

As you continue to practice this drill those last three good lags will become easier and easier and you’ll come to be dissatisfied on the course with lag putts that leave you second putts longer than three or four feet.

Given proper feedback conditions competition is the best environment for learning. So compete against the best putters you can find at every opportunity when you practice your putting. All of the drills above can become games if the goal becomes winning. For example in Too High or the lag putt Drill the winning (closest to hole) putt (playing with any number of others) counts one point and the first golfer to win six points wins the game.

Develop Your Artistic Senses (Feel Touch Green-Reading) 325

But any old competition is not good enough. For example don’t play “aces” (which golfers instinctively equate to ramming putts well past the hole when they miss) or “closest-to-the-hole” games on putts of less than 35 feet in length (which teach stopping the ball at the hole 17 inches short of where you want your touch and feel to be focused). Choose games that improve your weaknesses and avoid those that tend to be more destructive than helpful. Remember the most aggressive (and smartest) putters are those who roll makable putts (shorter than 35footers) at the optimum speed to stop 17 inches past the hole if they miss. And the smartest and best lag putters stop the ball dead around the hole. These are the results you want to develop as instinctive in your touch and feel.

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The Long Drive Bible: How You Can Hit the Ball Longer, Straighter, and More Consistently

Extract from the book:

If you study these patterns carefully the results are clear: The lower the handicap the smaller – and closer to the sweetspot – the impact pattern. In other words the better player hits putts closer to the same area of the putterface. And the best players – the Tour pros – have the smallest impact patterns centered on or very near the sweetspot. In fact looking at the consistent correlation between pattern size and handicap on these pages you might think that impact pattern size was the absolute determinant of a player’s ability to score. Of course this is not true but the implications of this data are undeniable.

There’s a very simple message here: The more consistently a player transfers energy to the ball the better his or her putting touch can become. And the better a golfer ‘ s putting touch the more putts he makes and the lower his handicap. Why? Because consistent transfer of energy enhances one’s ability to control the speed that putts roll which controls not only how far and fast the ball travels and how much it breaks but also the probability of its hitting and staying in the hole.

The Seven Building Blocks of Stroke Mechanics 91

Proper speed also largely eliminates the chance of three-putting. Above all else good speed control is a requirement for good putting.

The Sweetspot in Two Dimensions

I mentioned briefly that you can miss the sweetspot both horizontally and vertically. So a word about hitting putts high or low on the face. Most golfers habitually make contact at roughly the same height on their putterface. As long as this height is about four-tenths of an inch above the sole where most putters are designed to be hit this is good.

But some golfers try to hit up on their putts to produce overspin or topspin and in doing so usually contact the ball very low on the putterface near its bottom. This is bad because it causes hand and muscle control of the putter (subjecting you to the effects of adrenaline) and can even result in some putters rotating over the ball if hit hard enough (Figure 4.9.3). Such rotation can actually impart more backspin on a ball than the hitting-up motion removes. (1 prefer backweighted-low putter designs to eliminate this problem.) Hitting up on the ball also raises the effective putter loft which can launch a ball up off the green and produce a bouncing and therefore inconsistent putt.

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Golf Swing Tips

The “Simple Golf” Swing: “Golf for the Rest of Us”

Extract from the book:

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At this point the right wrist is completely on top of the left wrist. Your hands are “through the ball”. You have continued to rotate around your spine, and you have tried to stop the left elbow on the imaginary line. This is the primary action for amateur golfer to increase power, while reducing slice.

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